Holland America Never Again: Oosterdam Cruise Review by desw4
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Holland America Never Again
The entertainment was poor. The More singers and dancers work to canned music. Old and dated material. I have seen better high school productions. The magician was good. The ventriloquist's material was from the 60's-70's and not very funny. We ended up entertaining ourselves in the library with the games there. Other main night entertainment was provided by the passengers in the form of newlywed game and dancing with the stars. That's ok for extra entertainment, but not the night's main entertainment.
Our ports were great, all but one excursion we booked after we got off the ship at much less. Alaska was beautiful! We wanted to adjust our tip that is automatically added every day and give to people who went the extra mile. We were told we were not allowed to do that and that was that. If that is the case then they should include it in the cruise price. We will not cruise Holland America again. They have cut back so much it was such a disappointment. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
No time for excursion only 3 hours due to a medical emergency on the ship. You can take the bus to downtown for $5 a person as we had 4 people a taxi has a fixed rate of $10 one way. We had time to walk around downtown and saw some street performers. We ate at a bar out on the main street.